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SECTION 1180-A
Maximum speed limits
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 7, ARTICLE 30
§ 1180-a. Maximum speed limits. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision
of law, no city, village, town, county, public authority, division,
office or department of the state shall maintain or create (a) any speed
limit in excess of fifty-five miles per hour on any road, highway,
parkway or bridge or (b) any speed limit on any other portion of a
public highway, which is not uniformly applicable to all types of motor
vehicles using such portion of highway, if on November first, nineteen
hundred seventy-three, such portion of highway had a speed limit which
was uniformly applicable to all types of motor vehicles using it;
provided however, a lower speed limit may be established for any vehicle
operating under a special permit because of any weight or dimension of
such vehicle, including any load thereon, and (c) provided further,
paragraph (b) of this subdivision shall not apply to any portion of a
highway during such time that the condition of the highway, weather, an
accident, or other condition creates a temporary hazard to the safety of
traffic on such portion of a highway. However, the commissioner of the
department of transportation may establish a maximum speed limit of not
more than sixty-five miles per hour on any state roadway which meets
department criteria for such maximum speed.

2. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) of
subdivision one of this section, upon The Governor Thomas E. Dewey
Thruway as such term is defined in section three hundred fifty-six of
the public authorities law, the New York state thruway authority may
establish a maximum speed limit of not more than sixty-five miles per
hour provided that such maximum allowable speed limit is established in
accordance with all applicable rules and regulations.

3. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) of
subdivision one of this section, upon (a) the southern tier expressway
from a point east of the town of Lowman, in the county of Chemung,
thence generally westerly to the Pennsylvania border and from the
Chemung interchange to New York touring route twenty-six, (b) interstate
route eighty-one from the Pennsylvania border in Broome county to the
interchange with New York state touring route twelve in Jefferson
county, (c) the Adirondack northway portion of interstate route
eighty-seven from the interchange with Crescent Road in Saratoga county
to the province of Quebec, (d) interstate route eighty-eight from the
interchange with New York state touring route three hundred sixty-nine
in Broome county to the interchange with interstate route ninety in
Schenectady county, (e) interstate route three hundred ninety, known as
the Genesee Expressway, from the interchange with the southern tier
expressway in Steuben county to the interchange with interstate route
four hundred ninety in Monroe county, (f) interstate route four hundred
ninety from interstate ninety exit forty-five in Ontario county to the
city of Rochester in Monroe county and from interstate ninety exit
forty-seven in Genesee county to the city of Rochester in Monroe county,
(g) interstate route five hundred ninety from the interchange with
interstate route three hundred ninety in Monroe county to the
interchange with interstate route four hundred ninety in Monroe county,
(h) route seventeen from the interchange with New York touring route
three hundred ninety-four to the Pennsylvania border, (i) interstate
route four hundred eighty-one from the southerly interchange with
interstate route eighty-one in Onondaga county to the northerly
interchange with interstate route eighty-one in Onondaga county, (j) New
York state touring route four hundred eighty-one from the northerly
interchange with interstate route eighty-one in Onondaga county to the
city of Fulton in Oswego county, (k) interstate ninety from exit eight,
in the county of Rensselaer, thence generally easterly to the
interchange with the Berkshire section of The Governor Thomas E. Dewey
Thruway, (l) interstate route six hundred ninety, from the city of
Syracuse and town of Geddes border, thence generally westerly to the
interchange with the New York state thruway, (m) New York state touring
route six hundred ninety, from the interchange with the New York state
thruway, thence generally westerly to its intersection with New York
state touring route forty-eight in the town of Lysander, (n) New York
state touring route six hundred ninety-five, from the interchange with
interstate route six hundred ninety approximately 2.3 miles to the
interchange with New York state touring route five, (o) New York state
touring route five from the interchange with New York state touring
route six hundred ninety-five approximately 5.0 miles to the interchange
with New York state touring route one hundred seventy-four in the town
of Camillus, and (p) route five hundred thirty-one from the interchange
with interstate route four hundred ninety in Monroe county to the
interchange with route thirty-six in Monroe county, and (q) United
States route two hundred nineteen, from the interchange with Armor
Duelles Road in the town of Orchard Park, thence generally southerly to
the interchange with New York state route thirty-nine in the town of
Concord, the commissioner of the department of transportation may
establish a maximum speed limit of not more than sixty-five miles per
hour provided that such maximum allowable speed limit is established in
accordance with all applicable rules and regulations.